I want this sweater

I usually don’t knit anything bigger than a mitten or hat, but I love this sweater and don’t really want to try to guess what size, wait forever, and then be disappointed because it is really rather crappily made. Projecting other disappointments here.

Anyone seen a pattern like this? or close enough to modify?

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No, but now I want one too.

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you could try some sweater weight knit fabric and sew it. something like these: https://www.moodfabrics.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=sweater - they have a nice selection but you can probably find something local at your fabric store. It looks like a pretty simple pattern.

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OOO pretty, good idea. I’m a slow knitter. But fast sewer.

It’s a lovely cardi! A version could also be cobbled together (franken-style?), possibly from a couple of other similarly hued sweaters. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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I’ve seen that sweater and you are right…most of them are thin and made very poorly with bad sizing.

I would try finding two similar sweaters maybe at a thrift store and putting them together…two oversized men sweaters might work because then you have more play for the overlap.

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Thank you, all these suggestions are getting my brain turning ideas around.

I’ve seen that ad too - I also want one but I am not a knitter.

Making it from two sweaters seems doable. Altered Couture magazine shows a lot of projects like this, though it’s recommended to construct the item using a surger for best results which I know is not something everyone has access to (it’s why I haven’t made any of their projects :sweat_smile:).

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The knit fabric looks slightly fulled. If you go the frankensweater route look for wool sweaters that are a bit too large and full the fabric to get that lovely look.

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Piling on to the others - 2 lightweight cardigans with good seems you can rip out- and put together.

I can’t wait to see what you make! I love this knit designer, though. She makes a lot of great sweaters with negative east. And always does interesting stuff with the sleeves.